NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Legal professional Duane A. Evans introduced that DERRICK GROVES, age 24, of New Orleans, was sentenced on November 2, 2021 for federal firearms and narcotics violations.
In keeping with courtroom paperwork, on October 12, 2018, DERRICK GROVES possessed with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl; on January 25, 2019, GROVES possessed with intent to distribute heroin, all in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). DERRICK GROVES was additionally in possession of a firearm on these dates, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Part 924(c)(1)(A)(i).
U.S. District Choose Greg G. Guidry sentenced GROVES to serve 11 years and 9 months in jail, to be adopted by 3 years of supervised launch. Choose Guidry additionally imposed $400 in obligatory particular evaluation charges.
This case is being prosecuted as a part of the joint federal, state, and native Challenge Secure Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Division of Justice’s violent crime discount efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program confirmed to be efficient at decreasing violent crime. By PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work collectively to establish probably the most urgent violent crime issues in the neighborhood and develop complete options to handle them. As a part of this technique, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on probably the most violent offenders and companions with regionally based mostly prevention and reentry applications for lasting reductions in crime.
U.S. Legal professional Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Violent Crimes Process Pressure, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the New Orleans Police Division in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Legal professional Maria M. Carboni is in command of the prosecution.
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